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margarita ice cream

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Marcia Mayfield
Lanham, MD

I saw Nigella Lawson make this on the Food Network. As a firm believer in Margaritas, I had to try it. Plus, it looked very easy. Turns out if was. Nigella Lawson stirred hers up and put it in the freezer, no machine necessary. I do use my countertop ice cream maker, the ingredients make just the right amount for the smaller countertop machine. I don't think there is enough alcohol in this recipe to cause concern. Nevertheless, I do not serve it to children.

(1 rating)
prep time 10 Min
method Ice-Cream Maker

Ingredients For margarita ice cream

  • 1/2 c
    lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    orange liquer (i use regular old triple sec)
  • 1 1/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 c
    heavy cream
  • NOTE:
  • for some reason, i like to throw in a little crushed pinepapple while the freezer is going.
  • (since i do most of my shopping at aldi and they don't always have heavy cream, i often substitute half & half.)

How To Make margarita ice cream

  • 1
    Pour the lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur into a bowl and stir in the sugar to dissolve.
  • 2
    Add the cream and then softly whip until thick and smooth but not stiff.
  • 3
    Spoon into an airtight container to freeze overnight, or use your ice cream maker as directed. This ice cream does not need ripening (softening before serving), as it will not freeze too hard. I generally take it straight from the freezer bowl to a dish and begin eating immediately1